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2020/01/11Our spacetimes

Last week, I fixed the last of the moldings in the hallway. My renovations have been a bit of a laughing stock because they have been dragging on for 10 years. In the beginning, it was going well, I was using the money I received from the sale of the condo.


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2019/12/26Light as a prayer

The surprise is always the same. I go about my business, I wave at things, and the sun, suddenly, spreads its presence over everyday objects. Then nothing looks like anything anymore.


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2019/12/25A doormat and my dreams

My looks, my many blows in the light, offer me no answer. I thirst for transmutations, indefinable experiences. I seem to possess as much imagination as during my youthful flights of fancy. Still, this Saturnian time in my sixties quickly dissolves its interest, even its course.


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2019/12/11The cauldron

Our brain has two antennas. One, like jellyfish filaments, captures the moods of the swell and the tides. The other, younger, seeks danger and prepares for battle, or invents a quantum theory that can amaze us in the arms of a drunken male mermaid.


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2019/11/17The immobile words

It seems to me that I would have something else to do than stay in my bed and watch the winter light slide down the wall. Nothing works, though. I get lost in meditative immobility, listening to the slight whistle in my ears as if it were radio waves from space.


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2019/11/15Our Destiny

Are we governed by a force, laws, a god, something higher than us? The concept of destiny is not only present in astrology, where the movement of "celestial" bodies seems to offer a useful metaphor for understanding existence.


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2019/09/01 No drama
2019/08/31 Stronger than us
2019/04/14 The eye
2019/03/26 Ullasa
2019/03/17 The lake
2018/11/11 Our fire
2018/10/14 Sunday afternoon
2018/02/11 Director
2018/01/28 A tenor cries
2017/10/29 Like a cat
2017/10/22 Learning to rest
2017/10/15 The happy artist
2017/08/19 The sound
2017/08/13 Where to go?
2017/06/23 I dreamt of him
2017/05/21 To my parents
2017/03/02 58
2017/02/12 I remember
2017/02/06 Walking Montreal
2017/01/22 Without wings
2016/10/21 The anticolor
2016/10/20 Ephemeral
2016/09/19 The flower-suns
2016/08/27 This vow
2016/08/20 The ear-eye
2016/08/11 The tree
2016/08/07 The flight
2016/07/09 Glimmers
2016/07/02 Time
2016/05/28 Engraving
2016/05/13 Singing on sand
2016/05/01 Walking alone
2016/04/09 Luminous clock
2016/04/04 Ara
2016/03/26 Neptune and me
2016/02/27 280
2016/02/13 The young madman
2015/12/20 the loose ends
2015/09/21 The wall
2015/07/01 The shoemaker
2015/06/29 Razor and love
2015/06/27 The monkeys
2015/05/24 Invisible
2015/04/19 Our kites
2015/04/06 I killed a bird
2015/03/07 Brittle
2015/02/01 Launch
2014/11/16 Sex shop
2014/11/02 Falaise, phase 3
2014/10/03 The spiral
2014/09/30 On ordinary life
2014/09/28 Our seasons
2014/04/12 Translate?
2014/04/09 Is that aging?
2014/03/22 Eighty
2014/02/23 Without a home
2014/01/04 Bed, sun, budget
2013/10/21 Before sleep
2013/10/12 Of the will
2013/09/15 Aboulie
2013/09/14 The pebble lady
2013/06/30 The wait
2013/06/20 Egg and horse
2013/04/07 Fifty percent
2013/04/06 VLB Éditeur
2013/03/29 Youkali
2013/03/01 3:56PM
2013/02/28 Looking
2013/02/23 Words
2013/02/18 He is a madman
2013/01/05 Palimpsest
2013/01/01 The gesture
2012/12/28 In my bubbles
2012/11/21 Asking Germaine
2012/11/01 The calm slate
2012/10/28 Vertigo
2012/09/02 This is a rest
2012/08/21 Learning to sing
2012/08/09 Imprisoned
2012/06/14 The void
2012/06/12 The life I meet
2012/06/09 Storms
2012/06/08 The counterpoint
2012/06/06 I am
2012/04/05 Third refusal
2012/03/23 False koan
2012/03/09 Feverish truths
2012/03/06 Pikaia
2012/03/05 The glances
2012/03/04 Daily bread
2012/03/02 The rhythm
2012/02/29 The legends
2012/02/28 The wheel
2012/02/28 Crazy to be tied
2012/02/27 Second refusal
2012/02/24 End of snow
2012/02/14 The companions
2012/02/12 Accountability
2012/02/11 Hands everywhere
2012/02/10 As if
2012/01/27 Supreme Soviet
2012/01/26 Our sails
2012/01/24 Slippery season
2012/01/20 Doing
2012/01/19 The voice
2012/01/16 The inner poetry
2012/01/12 Locked in sleep
2012/01/11 First refusal
2011/12/11 Oxidizable
2011/12/09 What's up?
2011/12/08 Of growth
2011/12/07 Light and demons
2011/12/02 Mario is dead
2011/12/02 The grey roads
2011/11/30 Random schemes
2011/11/29 The fuzzy people
2011/11/14 Love, Loves
2011/11/13 Are we?
2011/11/12 On Friendship
2011/11/11 This beauty
2011/11/09 Migraine
2011/10/25 Reaching
2011/10/23 Modesty
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